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Jack Smith, the Man Behind the Plymouth Road Runner

Jack Smith discussing the front end of the Plymouth Road Runner with Chrysler EVP Dick MacAdam.

This is a story about Jack Smith, one of the individuals behind the Plymouth Road Runner for Chrysler during the 1960s and early 1970s. I had the pleasure of meeting Smith at the Chrysler Museum a number of years ago. He was a perfect gentleman and very charismatic; he knew the history of Chrysler, along with the Road Runner and Plymouth story.

Smith was involved with one of the most successful campaigns in automotive history. During the 1960s, the culture was changing, and the auto companies were beginning to offer muscle cars with more horsepower and styling features to attract a much younger audience. This resulted in higher profits for the companies… read more >

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